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The Art of Rosé

All of the white grapes are off the vines and we are now easing our way into the red cultivars starting with Merlot for Rosé. The harvesting of these grapes will last 7-10 days with fermentation taking another 2-3 weeks thereafter. While a lot of people associate this pink wine with easy drinking, fun, and…

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Lomond Wine Estate Wildlife Updates

Below is a wildlife report from Lomond Wine Estate, compiled by Mike Fabricius of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy: Project Ingwe is a specific wildlife monitoring project aimed at creating an understanding of the larger mammal species occupying the Walker Bay region. Creating a baseline species list and localized distribution maps, we can monitor changes…

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The Perfect Pairing – Lomond Trout and Sauvignon Blanc

The Alchemy of Nature is an ethos many find contagious after spending just a single afternoon on the farm. As you sit on the shores of the dam and enjoy the simple pleasures and flavors cultivated in the fynbos-covered hills surrounding, it starts to sink in. There’s no better example of this experience than our…

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Fire and Fynbos

With harvest behind us and the winter rains moving in, it is an ideal time to safely provide fynbos with a critical element of its survival: fire. Despite making up less than 1% of Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom makes up over 20% of the continents flora species. There are over 9600 plant species here…

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2023 Platter’s Results

There are few things more valuable than consistency when it comes to wine. Especially in a challenging and unpredictable region like Cape Agulhas, the ability to craft beautiful wines with steady, incremental improvement vintage after vintage is key. It shows mastery of both vineyard and winery. And it serves as the most important indicator that…

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Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

For the very first time in history, the prestigious Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted outside of Europe in our very own Franschhoek. Sharing the absolute best of what our beautiful country has to offer in terms of Sauvignon Blanc, 50 judges from across 4 continents and 19 nationalities tasted and scored. With this, we…

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Introducing: Snowbush 2021

On the heels of the announcement of one of the highest honours a Lomond wine has ever received last week (Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon), what better time to introduce and take a closer look at the soon-to-be-release Snowbush 2021 White Blend. After a 6 year hiatus, this signature Lomond blend made a return…

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Syrah – A Decade of Consistency

We have long believed Cape Agulhas has the potential to produce some of the highest quality Syrah in the world. Still, beliefs like this take a backseat each vintage when we set our goals. The focus for us is never to make a wine that is better than any other producer or region. Rather, our…

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Lomond Named Social Responsibility & Environment Champion

We are privileged to be named a Social Responsibility and an Environment Champion by UK importer, Hallgarten. Find their full article below: “Few of Hallgarten’s suppliers are as committed to sustainable practices as Lomond. It is an accredited WWF Conservation Champion. It is a member of South Africa’s Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) and the…

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YETI 3 Day Gravel Race

Introducing YETI gravel raid! Join us from 15 to 17 June 2023 at Lomond Wine Estate in Gansbaai for some great winter gravel fun on the legendary Agulhas Coast dirt roads. The race village is at the magnificent Lomond Wine Estate just outside Gansbaai. Same as last year, there will again be a great vibe…

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Servitude Burn Area Update

Latest update from the Lomond Servitude Controlled Burn Area From charred earth to pure magic again in the course of 12 months – the resilience of fynbos is truly spectacular. Below is a complete report by the Grootbos Foundation: Lomond Wine Estate Post fire alien clearing in the conservation servitude site May 2023 Plate 1…

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Conservation in Action: Fire

With harvest behind us and the winter rains moving in, it is an ideal time to safely provide fynbos with a critical element of its survival: fire. Despite making up less than 1% of Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom makes up over 20% of the continents flora species. There are over 9600 plant species here…

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Cured Meat Pairing

Earlier this month we introduced you to Richard Bosman in our new Neighbors of Lomond campaign. Bosman’s commitment to his craft and similar philosophies to our own when it comes to the importance of raw materials were big in deciding what cured meats to showcase on our platters. However, the greatest asset to having someone…

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Neighbors of Lomond – Richard Bosman Quality Cured Meats

If you’ve been to the farm or know someone who has, surely you’ve heard about our platters. Now cheese boards and charcuterie have become quite popular with wine estates but a Lomond platter is an experience well beyond just a snack with a glass of wine. Much like what makes our wines so unique, there…

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2023 Harvest Update

March 2nd, 2023 – Lomond Wine Estate Harvest Update: The halfway mark for the 2023 vintage has officially been reached with the last of the Sauvignon Blanc arriving in the winery this morning. These final 10 tons of grapes now being loaded into the press are the last of the white grapes for the year.…

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